the maelstrom tapes part 1 (2014)

the maelstrom tapes part 1
Download : Released May 2014: Northern Echo Recordings

1. Part One (17.28)
2. Part Two (31.07)
3. Part Three (48.33)
4. Part Four (59.14)

purchase: bandcamp

'Maelstrom' the original album was selected from the raw material now presented here exclusively on Bandcamp in two volumes. On re-visiting the session tapes we found that we'd perhaps been unfairly harsh in pruning down the material to just one album. By presenting the material in this way, the evolution of the material can be heard as it happened in real time, as we present the uncut improvisations from which the final album was compiled.

Volume One documents the complete sessions from July 1999, presenting 3 CDs worth of material in the order in which it was recorded. After abstract beginnings, the material slowly gains shape as sequencer patterns begin to build and take hold. It culminates in an extended hour long version of the closing section of the original album.

radio massacre international's sound defies categorization it is more magical than musical. the music is, first and foremost, improvisational. it is loose in structure but also searching. r.m,i. is all about generating the happy accidents that occur at the ever-changing intersection of multiple moving bodies. when two sequences converge fascinating things happen opening rhythmic and textural options that just moments before were closed to view. it is the creation and exploration of those options that dominates what r.m,i. does in its music.